Camping in the Kilimanjaro Crater
The Reutsch Crater and Ash Pit together with their associated fumaroles and
sulfur deposits are rarely seen, being hidden by the rim of the Reutsch Crater.
To visit this little known and fascinating area of Kilimanjaro either means
sacrificing a summit attempt or spending a day, or more, extra in the summit
area. The most convenient campsites are on the crater floor, beneath the main
summit and the Reutsch Crater. This campsite could also be used to explore the
more remote icefields and remnants of Kilimanjaro's once great ice cap.
Camping is not to be undertaken lightly, good acclimatisation is essential and
even then you can suffer from the altitude, sufurous fumes, winds and biting
cold. Sometimes walking is hampered by snow accumulations or ice pennetants.
Porterage and guide support costs are clearly higher, details are available on